September 2011 Blog Posts (33)

New Group Update

We have some ladies interested in the Civil War Group.  Not only will we tallk history, blocks, quilts but let me add that we will be sharing sites to buy Civil War Fabrics (fabrics in general) many times for less.  Alert each other to sales and kits.....and events.

Added by Lalena Stewart on September 30, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

   

 

 

Free Motion Quilting Project Continue

Added by Arteria McCummings on September 30, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

Interest in a New Group?

Is there any interest in starting a civil war quilting group. Quilt history and period quiltblocks would be the focus.

Added by Lalena Stewart on September 28, 2011 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

Pouncers

What have been your experiences working with Pouncers.  It appears that it would make marking the quilt much easier but I wonder if the chalk-like texture might smear. 

Added by Anne Dunham on September 28, 2011 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Have you discovered Marie Bostwick's Books?

I recently discovered a series of fiction books by Marie Bostwick. They are centered around a quilt shop in a small town in New England.  I couldn't put them down.  So far there are 4 of them. 

Added by Anne Dunham on September 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Pouncers

What have your experiences using a "Pouncher" been?  It appears that it would make marking much easier but I wonder if the chalk-like powder would smear.  Is a special stencil needed?

Added by Anne Dunham on September 28, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Be a Benefactor for a Buck - Help The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., is conducting a fundraiser to help put a new roof on the museum. Here’s how it works:

Put a dollar in an envelope along with your e-mail address or physical address and send to:

The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St.

Paducah, Ky. 42001

Help get the word out by phone, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or whatever.

Construction of the new roof…

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Added by Sylvia Thomas on September 28, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Morning Glory Quilt Block

Finally, today, now that September is fading into history, my morning glory vine outside my kitchen window bloomed for the first time this summer. It’s been such a hot summer in Kansas that the vine just didn’t have the strength to bloom. Now that the weather has cooled down it’s covered with buds ready to burst—and my bet is we’ll have an early frost and I won’t get to enjoy its…

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Added by Linda Hubalek on September 26, 2011 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

FEET

Does anyone know what machine a zipper foot with an orange screw on the adjustment bar go to? And also a walking/darning?quilting foot style C-470. Just got these at a 2nd hand store. Someone else seems to think that it was purchased for a Featherweight, but don't want to find out th hard way if it is or not. Thanks Stella

Added by Estella Orosco on September 24, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

I'm on Facebook!

Still trying to figure out MyQuiltPlace!  I did figure out how to make a facebook page for my longarm business!  If you're on facebook, check it out here


http://lrdesignsquilting.com/blog/blog


Like it!  and Share it!  Let me know if you have a facebook page, too.

Added by Linda Duncan on September 24, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I am New!!

Hello! I am new :) I live in New Hampshire and looking for someone to go fabric shopping, and to quilt with! I also would like to learn how to crocet! Anyone interested? I am a mum to a 15 year old boy and a wife to a great husband who doesn't mind me going shopping!

Added by Dawn Hatchette Macomber on September 23, 2011 at 2:36am — 2 Comments

How I quilted Julie's Fish Quilt

Just trying to see if this blog post works   How I quilted Julie's Fish Quilt

Added by leona harden on September 20, 2011 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Fall is in the air!

Been spending a lot of time in the yard getting all of the new plants in the ground before winter.  DH did a LOT of work this summer hardscaping and now we're doing the fun stuff... picking up plants and making everything look pretty.  Not much time for sewing, quilting, or playing online, though. And I didn't spend any time with grandkids this weekend.  There's just never enough time to do everything I want to do. Does anyone else feel like that? 

Added by Kathryn Suzanne on September 19, 2011 at 5:57am — 2 Comments

Buying fabric online and feeling guilty!

Why do I always feel a bit guilty when I order fabric from one of the big online sellers.  I just placed another order yesterday.  The total cost was less than 1/2 of what I would pay at Joann's and considerably less than the only remaining quilt shop in our area.

I always try to support local businesses as my travel agency is a local business... but cost wins out sometimes.  I generally get good quality fabric online, but have had a couple poor surprises when I didn't pay attention…

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Added by Sue Clark Koenig on September 18, 2011 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

Been Busy~

I have finished a quilt top!!!! YAY! It's a Sampler Quilt I was making from a fun thing Jane at the Cherry Pit had going...I chose to do bright colors because they are so out of my comfort zone...I am really happy how this one turned out after all...I used black sashing between the blocks with corner stones of the scraps in the blocks...then I found this great fabric with a black background with splashes of the colors in the blocks all over...have a wild harlequin print for the…

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Added by Marcia Fowler on September 18, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

Another Pioneer Story?

I tend not to write when I’m sad or overwhelmed, and I’ve been both recently— so I haven’t blogged, written on my book series, or even handwritten in my daily diary.

Lois, my mother-in-law went into hospice in July and died the last part of August. We had a memorial…

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Added by Linda Hubalek on September 16, 2011 at 10:56am — 7 Comments

Hi! I'm new here!

Here's a link to a recent post on my blog   L&R Designs Quilting just a way to say hello!

Linda

Added by Linda Duncan on September 15, 2011 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

photo quilt

am thinking of doing a photo quilt for my Okla family.  Iam on face book under patty berry and have the design as my profile for now... the design of the quilt is pretty, but its the pattern that will help me get a lot of family in there, in different colors...can't wait.  patty

Added by Patty Berry on September 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Free Motion Quilting

Hello my friends. It's been a long busy summer. I'm taking a free motion quilting class and I'm really enjoying it. It's not as scarey as I thought it would be. I have part 2 tomorrow. My goal is to get over my fear and get my tops quilted. There was no way I would do this on my own. Classes are the only way I could make myself even give it a try.  I'm making good progress and having a lot of fun too. What has your free motion quilting experiences been like? Do you love it, hate it, haven't…

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Added by Arteria McCummings on September 13, 2011 at 8:10pm — 8 Comments

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